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Film buff: Roos pursues career in movies

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Joe Roos loves stories. He loves coming up with stories. He loves hearing stories. He loves relating stories.
Now, he wants to share stories in a professional mode — as a filmmaker.
“Even when I rapped, I fancied myself a storyteller,” explai…continue reading on

Worthington native trying to raise money for film

May 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Worthington native Branden Lee Roth moved to California five years ago to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Now he is expanding his skills, and as the screenwriter and lead actor, is helping produce “Logan (+),” a story about a young man who finds out he is HIV positive. To turn the script into a short film, Roth is using Kickstarter, a website that connects people with ideas to those who want to financially support them. Continue Reading

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” ‘Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is dead at age 54. Continue Reading

Tom Hanks tweets about visit to West Fargo diner

August 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Five days after making a surprise visit to the TNT Diner in West Fargo, award-winning actor and director Tom Hanks tweeted on Wednesday to his more than 4.7 million followers that the diner makes a “killer breakfast.” Continue Reading

Campus’ classic features register with Hollywood

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Occidental College is perhaps best known as the school once attended by President Obama. But the private liberal arts school also is making a name for itself as a hotbed for filming, thanks to its classic college look, proximity to Hollywood and aggressive courting of the film industry. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: Grand Forks native dons Spider-Man mantle

July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Andrew Lander, a comic book geek in his youth, wore the Spider-Man suit in the recently released “The Amazing Spider-Man” movie. A waiter the last four years, he now hopes having Spider-Man in his resume will help him get that big break he’s been waiting for. Continue Reading

Twitter sensation Kelly Oxford hooks Hollywood

June 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oxford, a suburban housewife and mother of three, is a Twitter superstar, with more than 350,000 fans. Oscar winners, late-night talk show hosts, even film critic Roger Ebert follow her on the social media service, eager to read wry observations about daily life and celebrity culture. Continue Reading

‘The Artist’ earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Continue Reading

Companies profiting off aspiring child actors

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rachel Prieur and her brother Ryan were captivated by a radio commercial flooding the airwaves in Dallas. It offered children a shot at stardom maybe even a part on a Disney show and all they had to do was show up for an audition. Continue Reading

YouTube using Hollywood talent to redefine online channels

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Google-owned site is spreading its wealth among producers, directors, and other filmmakers, using a $100 million pot of seed money it committed last fall. The fund represents YouTube’s largest spending on original content so far. Continue Reading

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